Under the direction of Erin Wehr, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the
University of Iowa, Silver Swing is a 20-piece swing ensemble (a subset of the
Iowa City New Horizons Band), that enjoys playing “Big Band” music. Silver Swing
performs regularly at the Iowa City Arts Fest, Jazz Fest, Kent Park concert series;
established, and for a number of years hosted “Generations of Jazz,” an annual
event that brings together area high school jazz bands to share the stage with
musicians of their grandparents’ era. This is a joyous, non-competitive evening of
jazz and swing performed by folks from 14 to 94.